Counterpoint

Host Tanya Granic Allen welcomes leaders from government and the private sector to the table for conversations on fundamental Canadian rights and freedoms – where all sides are presented, respected and discussed.

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Counterpoint | Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint | Current Issues Panel

Tanya and the panel dissect and debate the child vaccine rollout, Erin O’Toole’s leadership, and what direction will the vaccine mandates take our society.

Counterpoint | Ontario, We Have a Problem

Counterpoint | Ontario, We Have a Problem

Tanya is joined by David Clement, North American Affairs Manager at Consumer Choice Centre, and Jay Goldberg, Interim Ontario Director at CTF, for an in-depth discussion on Ontario’s debt problem.

Counterpoint | The Rise of the Soda Tax

Counterpoint | The Rise of the Soda Tax

Peter Shawn Taylor, author of ‘Pop Goes the Tax’ joins Tanya to look at a new soda tax that is aimed at curbing consumption of sugary beverages.

Counterpoint | Discussing Reality, Ideology and Hypocrisy at COP26

Counterpoint | Discussing Reality, Ideology and Hypocrisy at COP26

Tanya is joined by Former MP, and current President of Canadians for Affordable Energy, Dan McTeague, to look at some of the main takeaways from the UN’s climate change conference.

Counterpoint | Spreading Ideology in Public Schools

Counterpoint | Spreading Ideology in Public Schools

Author Asra Nomani joins Tanya for an in-depth look at one county in Virginia that fought ideology and changed the outcome of an election.

Counterpoint | Anti-communist Protests Are Putting Cubans at Risk

Counterpoint | Anti-communist Protests Are Putting Cubans at Risk

Michael Lima Cuadra, a representative for the council for democratic transition in Cuba, joins Tanya to explain the uprising against Cuban communism and why Canadians may be at risk.

Counterpoint | Covid Impact on Youth Sports

Counterpoint | Covid Impact on Youth Sports

Tanya welcomes Joe Anidjar, founder of Youth Sports Freedom Fighters, and lawyer, Ryan O’Connor, to look at the patchwork of vaccine passport policies that seem to have created a mess in minor sports.

Counterpoint | Crypto 101

Counterpoint | Crypto 101

Tanya welcomes Dr. Sofia Johan, Associate Professor of Finance at Florida Atlantic University, who answers some of the biggest questions when it comes to bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.

Counterpoint | Custody Battles and Covid Vaccines

Counterpoint | Custody Battles and Covid Vaccines

Tanya is joined by Family Lawyer, Jared Teitel, and the President of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Peter Stock, to look at how the vaccine mandates are creating new challenges in family law.

Counterpoint – Why We Need to Remember

Counterpoint – Why We Need to Remember

John Robson shares the history, glory and honour of Canadians in battle in this special Remembrance week program.

Counterpoint | The Poppy Turns 100

Counterpoint | The Poppy Turns 100

Tanya welcomes the National Executive Director of the Royal Canadian Legion, Steven Clark, for his remembrance day observations. As well as historian and author, John Robson, who looks back at Canada’s legacy from the great world wars.

Counterpoint | Who Has a Real Shot in the Next BC Liberal Election?

Counterpoint | Who Has a Real Shot in the Next BC Liberal Election?

Political Commentator, Laurie Throness, and BC Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Kris Sims, join Tanya for their view on the six candidates running in British Columbia’s next Liberal leadership race.

Counterpoint | Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint | Current Issues Panel

Political commentators, Hannah Salamon-Vegh and Brock Stephenson join Tanya for a discussion on news stories affecting the lives of everyday Canadians.

Counterpoint | When Political Leaders Speak Out Against Mandates

Counterpoint | When Political Leaders Speak Out Against Mandates

Tanya welcomes MPP’s Roman Baber and Belinda Karahalios, who were both removed from Ontario’s PC caucus during the pandemic. They discuss the need for balance and the future of our free society.

Counterpoint | What Direction Is Canada Going?

Counterpoint | What Direction Is Canada Going?

Tanya is joined by Elliot Hughes, from Summa Strategies, and Political Commentator, Laurie Throness, to look at some of the biggest takeaways from Justin Trudeau’s new Federal Cabinet selections.

Counterpoint | The Rising Cost of Food and Global Supply Chain Issues

Counterpoint | The Rising Cost of Food and Global Supply Chain Issues

Former Canadian minister of agriculture, Gerry Ritz, joins Tanya to discuss the impact of global supply shortages on the agricultural sector and what it means to everyday Canadians.

Counterpoint | The Significance of The Alberta Referendum

Counterpoint | The Significance of The Alberta Referendum

Danielle Smith, from the Danielle smith report, and elections lawyer Mike Donison, join Tanya with a look at the motives behind the Alberta referendum and why Albertans are frustrated over equalization and divided over daylight savings.

Counterpoint | The Cost Of Your Privacy

Counterpoint | The Cost Of Your Privacy

Tanya speaks with employment and labour lawyer, Sunira Chaudhri about the legalities of vaccine mandates in the workplace, and hears from two workers whose jobs have been threatened for refusing the vaccine.

Counterpoint | 250 Days in Lockdown

Counterpoint | 250 Days in Lockdown

Tanya welcomes Professor James Allan, Chair In Law at Queensland University, for his perspective on Australia’s extreme lockdown measures that may be the worst infringements on civil liberties ever.

Counterpoint | New Travel Measures for Unvaccinated Canadians

Counterpoint | New Travel Measures for Unvaccinated Canadians

Tanya welcomes Joanna Baron, Stephen Fine, and Richard Vanderlubbe for a wide-ranging discussion on the legalities, science, and response to the Government Travel Restrictions.

Counterpoint | Where Is the Line for Your Privacy Rights?

Counterpoint | Where Is the Line for Your Privacy Rights?

Lawyers Michelle Simard and Charitarth Bharti join Tanya for a discussion on Canadian privacy rights and how they are protected in the state of COVID-19.

Counterpoint | Unravelling the Canada/China Relationship

Counterpoint | Unravelling the Canada/China Relationship

Dr. Charles Burton, Senior Fellow at the MacDonald Laurier Institute, and an expert in Chinese relations, joins Tanya in the studio for an in-depth discussion on the release of the two Michaels and what it means.

Counterpoint | Vaccine Realities for Small Businesses

Counterpoint | Vaccine Realities for Small Businesses

Tanya welcomes Ryan Mallough, from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business for a look at the challenges and confusion surrounding vaccine mandates for many small businesses

Counterpoint | Double Standard

Counterpoint | Double Standard

Tanya and political commentator Hannah Salamon-Vegh unpack a series of headlines including the PM’s trip to Tofino and the sudden layoffs of essential nurses during a global pandemic

Counterpoint | Turning the Page on the Election

Counterpoint | Turning the Page on the Election

Pollster Quito Maggi and David Clement from Consumers Choice Center join Tanya with their final thoughts on the election and what the next steps may be for the main parties

Counterpoint | The Divide Between the Vaxxed and Unvaxxed

Counterpoint | The Divide Between the Vaxxed and Unvaxxed

Journalist Jonathan Kay and professor Dr. Scott Masson joins Tanya with their differing views on the vaccine debate and why this issue appears to be tearing our society apart

Counterpoint | Parents Beware: The Dangers Hidden Inside Children’s Books

Counterpoint | Parents Beware: The Dangers Hidden Inside Children’s Books

Tanya welcomes author Deborah Degroff for an in-depth discussion on the hidden messages buried in the pages of popular children’s books

Counterpoint | Your Health and Covid-19

Counterpoint | Your Health and Covid-19

Tanya is joined by a panel of farmers for their perspective on the recent farm-to-table movement and a look at how the lockdowns created a health reset for many Canadians.

Counterpoint | The Ethics of Vaccine Mandates

Counterpoint | The Ethics of Vaccine Mandates

Tanya is joined by Professor Douglas Farrow and Dr. Scott Masson to ask the questions no one is asking about vaccine mandates.

Counterpoint | Economic Opportunities For Indigenous Peoples

Counterpoint | Economic Opportunities For Indigenous Peoples

Dale Swampy. President of the National Coalition of Chiefs, and Dr. Ken Coates From The University Of Saskatchewan share their visions for the creation of economic opportunities for indigenous peoples In Canada.

Counterpoint | The Once Sizzling Housing Market Is Now Boiling Over

Counterpoint | The Once Sizzling Housing Market Is Now Boiling Over

Toronto Real Estate Chief Analyst, Jason Mercer, and UBC professor, Thomas Davidoff, join Tanya to discuss how the market got out of control and whether we can expect a cooling any time soon.

Counterpoint | Vaccine Mandates and Political Coercion

Counterpoint | Vaccine Mandates and Political Coercion

Tanya welcomes Dr. Shawn Whatley to unpack the many controversial layers of vaccine mandates and an interview with Dr. Julie Ponesse, an ethics professor who refused to take the vaccine and may lose her job.

Counterpoint | A Cry to End Communist Rule in Cuba

Counterpoint | A Cry to End Communist Rule in Cuba

Tanya welcomes Michael Lima from the Council for Democratic Transition in Cuba for an in-depth discussion on the Cuban Uprising and why protests for democracy are taking place now?

 

Counterpoint | Saving Canada’s Airports

Counterpoint | Saving Canada’s Airports

Tanya welcomes an expert panel to discuss the unfortunate consequences of Canada’s airport ownership structure.

Counterpoint | The Evolution of the Democratic Election in Canada

Counterpoint | The Evolution of the Democratic Election in Canada

Election Lawyer Mike Donison joins Tanya to look at the unique challenges of this year’s election and some of the major advances in Canada’s democratic election process

Counterpoint | The Retaking of Afghanistan Should Not Have Been a Surprise

Counterpoint | The Retaking of Afghanistan Should Not Have Been a Surprise

Tanya welcomes US combat veteran Adam Korzeniewski, who served in Afghanistan, and Dr. Nipa Banerjee, former resident head of Canada’s aid program in Kabul, for a discussion on the Taliban insurgency that was years in the making

Counterpoint | The Fringe Has Entered the Political Mainstream

Counterpoint | The Fringe Has Entered the Political Mainstream

Tanya welcomes back Elliot Hughes and David Clement for a final pre-election panel discussion that covers everything from debate problems, Bill 21, and how the PPC shot up in the polls

Counterpoint | Atlantic Canada in the Spotlight This Federal Election

Counterpoint | Atlantic Canada in the Spotlight This Federal Election

Tanya welcomes radio and television commentator, Clinton Desveaux, for an in-depth discussion on how the vote will go in the Maritimes

Counterpoint | Witnessing the Muzzling of the Canadian Voice

Counterpoint | Witnessing the Muzzling of the Canadian Voice

Tanya welcomes policy experts to share their experiences and concerns over the government restrictions on 3rd party advertisers.

Counterpoint | Making Sense of an Unpredictable Campaign

Counterpoint | Making Sense of an Unpredictable Campaign

Pollster Quito Maggi joins Tanya with his take on the volatile campaign as well as a panel discussion on some of the hot button issues so far.

CounterPoint | Federal Election Tensions Are High

CounterPoint | Federal Election Tensions Are High

Election Pollster Quito Maggi joins Tanya with updates on the race, while Elliot Hughes and David Clement offer their take on issues driving a wedge into the politics including protests that have stepped over the line.

Counterpoint | How the West Will Factor in the Federal Election

Counterpoint | How the West Will Factor in the Federal Election

Joining Tanya is Danielle Smith, host of The Danielle Smith Report, who unpacks the key issues on the minds of western voters

Counterpoint | Back to School Anxiety

Counterpoint | Back to School Anxiety

Tanya welcomes university professors Dr. Scott Masson and Peter Stock, president of Homeschool. Today, for an in-depth discussion on the unpredictability of the next school year and why it is causing anxiety for parents.

Counterpoint | The Risk of Calling an Election Now

Counterpoint | The Risk of Calling an Election Now

The Hon. Tony Clement joins Tanya to dissect the challenges of holding an election now and what we can expect when Canadians fill out their ballots

Counterpoint |  Protecting Canadian Values Against Chinese Aggression

Counterpoint | Protecting Canadian Values Against Chinese Aggression

Tanya is joined by Gloria Fung, President of Canada-Hong Kong Link, to look at Canada’s response to the sentencing of Michael Spavor and the collapse of Hong Kong’s democracy

Counterpoint | Which Direction is Canada Going To Go?

Counterpoint | Which Direction is Canada Going To Go?

Tanya welcomes Anthony Furey, Columnist and Editor at Sun Papers, and Elliot Hughes, Senior Advisor at Summa Strategies, to discuss the challenges of holding an election during a pandemic.

Counterpoint | The Catholic Bishop Who Stood Up to Hitler

Counterpoint | The Catholic Bishop Who Stood Up to Hitler

Tanya welcomes the author of ‘The Lion of Munster’, Father Daniel Utrecht, to unpack the story of German Bishop von Galen, who emerged as a hero during World War 2. MP Garnett Genuis shares a story of a personal family connection with the late Cardinal.

Counterpoint | Universal Childcare

Counterpoint | Universal Childcare

Andrea Mrozek, Peter Shawn Taylor and Dr. Emis Akbari join Tanya to discuss the Liberal Government’s plan to reduce child care costs for all Canadians.

Counterpoint | Free Speech on Campus

Counterpoint | Free Speech on Campus

Former Wilfred Laurier teaching assistant and author Lindsay Shepherd discusses the accusations made against her for violating the provincial human rights code and the sexual assault code of the university.

Counterpoint | Vaccines: Are We Fully Informed?

Counterpoint | Vaccines: Are We Fully Informed?

Dr. Julie Ponesse joins Tanya to look at the pervasive panic surrounding COVID-19 and if our culture is making decisions based on sound information or fear.

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Tanya Granic Allen

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Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya Granic Allen is a Canadian commentator, social advocate, political activist, wife and mother.

Tanya is an accomplished national and international speaker and advocate for public policy around family, children, and women’s rights, including her participation in several UN Conferences. She is also the former president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), an Ontario-based parental rights advocacy group.

More recently, Tanya was a candidate for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. There, she brought discussions to the forefront on issues such as Ontario’s sex education curriculum, the Green Energy contracts controversy, and carbon taxation.

Tanya has appeared on several media outlets, including: EWTN, The CBC, CTV, City TV, The National Post, and the Globe and Mail. She is a regular contributor on the Jerry Agar Show on CFRB 1010, and The Post Millennial.